In case you have a mailbox with your own personal domain name instead of a third-party one, you will be able to make use of an email app such as Apple Mail, Thunderbird or Outlook to access and administer your email accounts. The benefit of using such applications is that you can also take advantage of other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two email protocols that you can select from when you set up the application of your liking to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all email messages that are received will be downloaded on your device – desktop or mobile, unless you choose to keep a copy on the email server. With the second one, the messages will be displayed locally at your end, but they will remain on the server all the time, so you can set up the account on numerous devices and access the messages from any location. You’ll also be able to examine old email messages in case there is a problem with your Internet connection, which is an immense advantage over a web-based service.